Joseph Stevenson

Author: G Soper
Date published: 19/04/2022

                                    Joseph Stevenson (1876 – 1904)


Joseph Stevenson was born in 1876 in Winterbourne, the son of Samuel and Sarah Ann, nee Barnes, Stevenson. He was baptized on 4 June 1876 at St James the Less in Winterbourne, his father was recorded as a groom. In the 1881 census Joseph was living with his parents and siblings Mary aged 12, Emma aged 11, Samuel aged 9, Louisa aged 7, William aged 3 and Henry aged 2 in Winterbourne. Her father Samuel was recorded as a coachman.


Ten years later in the 1891 census Joseph was recorded as a servant living in Chieveley and he was working as a stable boy.


In the 1901 census Joseph was living with sister Mary Coutts and her four children at 4 Exchange Buildings in Newbury. Joseph occupation was recorded as “hotel boots” and Mary was a needlewoman.


Joseph died on 26 April 1904 at Newbury Union Workhouse aged 28. He was buried at Newtown Road Cemetery on 29 April 1904.


Joseph’s sister Mary Coutts was buried at Newtown Road Cemetery on 29 December 1910.


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